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From: T. R. Govindarajan (tgovindarajan_at_lucent.com)
Date: Sun Aug 26 2001 - 19:57:16 PDT

(From The Hindu dated Aug 24, 2001)

Vedic scholars honoured 


SIX candidates who participated in the annual Sadas held by Sri 
Poundarikapuram Swami Asramam at Srirangam have been conferred the 
title ``Vipaschinmani''. 

At the `sadas' aspects of Sri Bhashya are discussed. 

This activity was the one dearest to the heart of Sri Ramanuja, who 
when he was on his death bed specifically gave as the first of his 
famous five mandates to his disciples some nine centuries back. 

Sri A.V. Gopalacharyar, veteran scholar and the doyen of the Tiruchi 
Bar started it in 1935. He called it `Sri Srinivasa Mahahdesikan 
Vidwat-Sadas'. 

The present Pontiff of the Asramam, Sri Gopaladesika Mahadesikan (Sri 
Paravakkottai Andavan), thought it appropriate to institute a special 
award of a title `Vipaschinmani' (meaning a gem of a scholar who 
possesses special perception in Vedantic knowledge). 

The six candidates, who were conferred the title and awarded a medal, 
a scroll and a cash purse this year at the sadas held from July 29 to 
August 4 are: Prof E. Devanathacharya (Tirupati), Dr. E. 
Govindacharya (Tirupati), Dr. N.R. Kannan, Principal (Guruvayur), Dr. 
T.S.R. Narayanacharya (Tirupati), Dr. N.R. Srinivasan, Professor and 
Dean of Sanskrit Studies (Varanasi) and Dr. V. Vasudevan, Professor 
(Thiruvananthapuram).

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